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Phages make a group decision

It emerges that phage viruses, which infect bacteria, use small peptides to communicate with each other. This observation of intercellular communication also reveals how viruses make a key developmental decision. See Article p.488

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Figure 1: Phages use a small peptide to communicate with each other.


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